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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Mind's Eye So Sophie 6 comments  
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It's oh so "Charming"!

Every once in awhile, I find a paper line that I absolutely must have every paper and embellishments that goes along with it. It could be a color scheme or a particular paper that catches my eye. When I saw the So Sophie Charming line from My Mind's Eye, I knew it was a must have! With beautiful shades of blue and green throughout this line, you could use it to create anything from a masculine page to a beach page or a patriotic page. Since it is My Mind's Eye, you know you're going to get a plentiful variety of embellishments such as die-cuts, stickers, and transparencies to compliment all of those beautiful patterned papers!  


 "The Possibilities"

It is that time of the year again - the end of the school year.  Lots of changes have gone on with my son, Colin, this year. He has grown so much physically and mentally that it just amazes me. He is heading into Kindergarten in the fall and the focus of this layout for me was the journaling to him about his accomplishments this year.

For this layout, I used the Simple Things Nice Numbers Die Cut as the base of the layout and layered the Forever With You Frame,  Simple Things Journaling Card, and flowers/flourishes are all from the Living Proof Spontaneous Floral Paper  . (Unfortunately, this paper is a little difficult to scan so the edges are slightly cut off.) I also used Platinum Stickles to add some sparkle to the center of the flowers. 



"She Thinks They're Perfect"

This layout is all about my mom and my kids. Since my mom lives several states away, I always try to document the photos I take from each of her visits. Truly, it is a wonderous thing to watch a grandmother with her grandkids. She gets to have all of the fun without having to be the disciplinarian! No wonder she thinks my kids are perfect! :)

One of my favorite embellishments from the Charming line are the Living Proof 4"x6" transparency frames. It has been awhile since I've used transparencies in a layout and I loved the bright colors and flowers. These particular transparencies have just enough design that you can use mini glue dots to adhere them and the glue won't show through.  Instead of just using one transparency to highlight a photo, I stacked three transparencies to create a fun background for the white cardstock.

Next, I noticed the fun bracket shape that was used on the bottom of the paper which shows the barcode. (This is the part you cut off from the paper and throw away) I cut two of those brackets out and used those as templates to create a larger bracket. I inked both brackets and glued them together placing them on either side of the transparencies. Then, I layered the Simple Things die-cut and flowers that I cut out from the Living Proof Spontaneous Floral Paper. 




"What I Love About You"

Every time I see this photo of my husband and son I instantly start smiling. I took this photo while we were on the Finding Nemo ride in DisneyWorld. The two of them were having so much fun laughing and enjoying each other's company. That is one of the little things that makes my heart happy. With this layout, I used the Forever with You Botanical paper as the base and added elements from the Living Proof Spontaenous Floral paper, and the Dawn Accessory Sheet . I used foam tape to add some depth, red brads for a pop of color, and black pearls. 



"Memorial Day Parade 2010" 

While I was looking at all of the papers in The Charming line, I really loved the many shades of blue throughout the patterned papers. I decided to create a patriotic layout using the Possibilities Content Geometric and the Simple Things Thoughtful Flower papers. Being the mom of a Daisy Scout, I just happen to take a number of photos from the girls marching in the local Memorial Day Parade a few weeks ago.  I created a collage to showcase eleven different photos. To create the title, I used the We Are Family Journaling Card as the base and then used the Simple Things letter stickers and October Afternoon letter stickers. For additional embellishment, I used the Starlight Element Stickers from Pink Paislee and the Old Glory Layered Chipboard Words from We R Memory Keepers.




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Posted by Dianedi

Reader Comments ...
scraptag . Next to Disneyland
6/8/10 6:58 pm
so pretty! I love what you did!

6/8/10 6:04 pm
You did an amazing job with this line! I love them all, Diane! :)

shayla_rose . Florida
6/8/10 10:40 am
great layouts!!

6/8/10 10:24 am
Stunning layouts!

Cimorosete . Elkton, MD
6/8/10 9:14 am
Fabulous layouts Diane!!!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
6/8/10 8:49 am
Amazing job Diane!! I love how you used this line for so many different subjects.